Five Bites On Friday

October's first five bites come from Amanda Hirsch, author of Creative DC, a blog that "showcases and inspires creative living" in DC.

1. Sizzling shrimp and garlic eggplant from City Lights of China

2. Fatteh Bel Bathenjan (eggplant and chickpeas, topped with toasted Lebanese bread, smothered with warm yogurt and sauteed pine nuts and garnished with pomegranate seeds) from Lebanese Taverna

3. Mushroom and onion pizza from La Pizzeria

4. Organic salmon and avocado hand roll at Sushi Taro

5. Lox and bagel from Bagel City

Five Bites is a weekly opportunity for Metrocurean readers to share the dishes and drinks they're enjoying around town. E-mail five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail DOT com.